Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Great Historical Moments

It’s a catchcry that’s immortalised forever in the minds of Australian sporting fans. If you loved footy as a kid, there’s a chance you joyfully took an epic mark off your mate’s shoulder shouting in your yet-to-be broken voice these famous words....

Oh Jesaulenko, you beauty!

While every AFL fan has heard this iconic phrase, there are some who know little about this moment and the man who made it. Acclaimed as ‘The Mark of the Century’ by the AFL, Alex Jesaulenko popularised the ‘specky’ in the 1970 Grand Final against Collingwood, when he took a mark over giant ruckman, Graeme Jenkin. The phrase worked itself into popular use from being named the first Mark of the Year, a medal awarded each year after 1970 and named after Jesaulenko himself.

Though very few people know Alex Jesaulenko’s fascinating upbringing and family history. Born in Austria, his father was German policeman during World War II and his Russian mother survived a German prison camp. She gave birth in this camp to a son that she also called Alex, who was taken away by SS soldiers. He wouldn’t reappear until 1994, after the family presumed he was dead.

Amid the mayhem of post-WWII Europe, his parents met and settled in Salzburg, Austria. Four years later, his family left for Australia and settled in Canberra where he began his football career at Eastlake under his coach, none other than Ron Barassi.

He played his first VFL match with Carlton in 1967 then transferred to St Kilda in 1980 in a deal personally managed by transport billionaire and club president, Lindsay Fox. He was the Buddy Franklin of the seventies. Can you picture Buddy with a long and luscious 70’s mullet?

Jokes aside, it’s so important to capture sporting greatness with memorabilia. If you want a piece of sports history in your home, get in touch with HT Framing &Memorabilia today.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Insanity Workout DVD Giveaway is giving away a P90X Insanity Workout DVD! I'd like to win it for myself..hehe.. but it's also nice to share and you'll never know maybe you will be the lucky person who gets to own this awesome exercise dvds!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I thought I was getting a spam about a company asking me to delete their back link from my website. I'm glad I read their freakin email. So stupid to file a lawsuit against me. Blah!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Giving Mother's Day Gift Baskets to Vase Collectors

Mother's Day Gift Baskets are very popular gifts for the very special occasion for mothers. They can be given to any kind of mother out there. Some people limit their choice of gift baskets only to those that they can see online. Normally, they will go for those baskets that contain gourmet food, spa products, food and wine, and many more. However, there are times that you cannot find the gift that suits best for the hobby of your mother. How will you make her gift basket special?

Mother's Day is a special day of the year that is dedicated to all the mothers who brought us to this world a reared us to become who we are today. It is the day that we pay tribute to them in the most wonderful way possible. Because you have been with you mom for most of your life, you know what she likes and don't like. Hence, you easily know what to give her on Mother's Day.

For individuals who have mothers that have a unique hobby will surely have a hard time finding the right gift for their mom. Though your mom will be happy about any gift that you will give, she will truly feel proud if you give her something that complements her personality and hobby. Thus, you need to find gifts that are associated with vase collection. It is very important because it will make her feel that you care for her collection.

Before you start looking for vases, you should check the collection of your mom and ask her some facts about her collection. You can ask if there are missing items in her collection. You can also ask the materials used in the vases that she owns. Also, you can check the origin of the vases she has. These are simple things that can give ideas on the vases that you can give.

Once you know the types of vase that you can give to your mother, then it's time to look for these vases. You can find lots of sellers of vases online. There are international sellers too that can provide you with the vase of your choice. You can also buy small brushes that are useful in cleaning small vases and special cleaning products for vases.

Giving Mother's Day gift baskets to vase collectors is very easy. All you need is time to look for the right vases and some materials that vase collectors can use. When you give your gift basket to your mom, she will surely be very happy. She'll remember you when she looks at her collection.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Our Easter celebration went really well. Had a great time with Steven's family.

We Talked about it

Contribution by German Flowers

My husband and I discussed Riverside Satellite TV at length and ultimately decided when we moved we need to give the kids something to be excited about. We were already asking them to give up all their friends and stuff and we knew they were going to be exceedingly sad so we thought that satellite TV with lots of channels would be a good way to bring them joy. We have to take this job because my husband is being promoted within his company which is a good thing but it got me moving halfway across the country which is clearly stressing the kids out. Our oldest is actually just starting high school and I knew she was really nervous because not only will she be a freshman, she will be new in town, too. My kids are really strong though and I know if anyone can assimilate in this new situation is them. They are really wonderful kids and I am fully confident we will get through this as a family like we always do.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


My nephew, Tristan. Took this photo of him and it turned out very well. I love taking photos again. This summer I would love to keep taking photos with my family.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Thanks for the post, Arthur Lawrence

I am a residential realtor, and I work in a firm with other realtors. We’ve been together in business for over 10 years now, and we’ve done quite well, even in this economy. We have become very large, with lots of properties listed with us at any given time. We try to find buyers and sellers for one another, so in that way we really do work together. Occasionally we have to find a property outside of our company for one of our buyers, but we have so many listings between us that this is actually quite rare. At our last meeting as a team, we discussed the company’s future and ways we need to grow. We are looking into ways to link all of our properties more efficiently in our database, and someone mentioned looking into getting San Diego T1. I’m all for that because I know that we need the latest technology and best internet available if we are going to continue to meet the demands of our clients and the community.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I didn't know I have a PR on this blog! I'm so happy that I got one. It's a really nice feeling. I haven't been updating for a long time. I'm so glad I got to check on this blog. Have to get back to blogging again. 


Guest post of the week by Deangelo Spencer

The other day I watched a really great television series on my Dish TV. I saw two episodes of the series and can’t wait to see some more. The series is called, “America’s Castles”. The show highlights some of the most famous homes in America. The first one I saw was on the “Hearst Castle” in San Simeon, California. The home was absolutely amazing and looked more like a cathedral on top of the hill. The newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst, built the home in the roaring twenties. It was the meeting place and party place for the who’s who of society. He entertained royalty, actors, and politicians. The home was decorated beautifully. There were so many beautiful antiques through out the home. Most of them were imported from Europe. The home has the famous “Neptune Pool” that was brought in piece by piece from Italy. It is absolutely stunning. I guess it was the era of no income tax and extravagance for America. Some of the countries most beautiful homes were built then. I wish I could visit them!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vote for Aiden

Friday, February 25, 2011

$20 Chili's Giftcard

Trying to Stay Calm is giving away a $20 Chili's gift card. My husband and I love going to Chili's and I also love their promo Shout Out To Eat Out. So if you're like me who would love to win this, just head on over to Shauna's blog.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Infant Car Seat Giveaway

Mommy Mandy is hosting a giveaway to this really awesome car seat for babies weighing 4 lbs to 35 lbs. This is a product by Safety 1st called the onBoard 35 Air. Check out the giveaway to know more.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Win A Vtech Bugsby Reading System Pen and Starter

Enter the giveaway at Jenny's Reviews and Giveaways to win a Vtech Bugsy Reading systems. I would love my son to have this as early for him as possible. I want him to start reading at an early age that way he won't have a hard time once school starts. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fruits and Vegetables For Your Skin

I got this post from Max Beauty website and I'm sure many women would love to know it too. I love what nature has made to make our skin beautiful and I believe in them. It's cheaper and you are sure it will work.

# Apple tonic: Mix 1 tablespoon of apple juice with 1/4 teaspoon of lime juice. Leave it on for 20 minutes. It is excellent for combating greasiness.

# Potato tonic: Grind & squeeze juice of potatoes. Apply it onface and neck and leave it for whole night. Next morning, wash it off with water. This tonic brightens the skin.

# Orange tonic: Blanch and grind couple of almonds to paste and mix in two tablespoons of milk, one tablespoon of carrot and orange juice. Apply thickly on face & neck. Leave it for 1/2 an hour. It is helpful in removing scars and blemishes from face and makes it soft and smooth.

# Tomato tonic: In 2 teaspoons of tomato juice, add 4 tablespoons of buttermilk and apply on face. Remove after 1/2 an hour. It is an excellent face tonic for removing sunburns.

# Tomato lotion: In 1 tablespoon of tomato juice add some drops of lime juice. Apply on face and remove after 15 minutes. It is very effective for shrinking enlarged pores.

# Watermelon lotion: Grate and squeeze out juice from small piece of watermelon. Apply on face and neck and leave it on for 15 minutes and then remove. This lotion freshens up skin.

# Cucumber and Turmeric lotion: To 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice stir in few drops of lemon juice and pinch of turmeric powder. Apply on face & neck and wash it off after half an hour. It’s an excellent whitener for all types of skins.

# Carrot lotion: To 1/4 teaspoon of carrot juice, add 1 teaspoon of honey and apply on face. Remove with cotton ball soaked in lukewarm water to which little soda bicarbonate has been added after 15 minutes. It removes roughness and makes skin smooth as silk.

# Coconut lotion: Coconut water, if rubbed on skin and left on for 15 minutes, lightens and brightens the skin.

# Papaya pulp: Apply some or small piece of mashed raw papaya to face and leave on for 15 minutes. It removes pimples and other embarrassing blemishes from the face.

# Cucumber lotion: Take 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice, milk and few drops of rose water mix together and apply on face and neck and remove after 15 minutes. It’s an excellent whitener for delicate skin.

# Grape lotion: 1 tablespoon grape juice should be applied on the face and neck for 15 minutes. It will help in making skin soft, smooth, bright and fair.